This is the big project at hand. I'm building a set of iron doors for a seven thousand square foot home. Yeah, I know seven thousand square feet, but they do have a kid.
This is part of the door frame. The exterior is gonna be stucco. this edge you're seeing is going to be the arch over the top. It's all hammertoned and the stucco is gonna come right up to this edge. I'm cutting in flowers and assorted other stuff you can see at my work in progress album.
That's right flowers countersunk right into the jam. Craziest thing you ever saw.
Well not really. I'm working on getting to do the craziest thing you ever saw.
A developer called me wanting to have a unique sign for his new subdivision. As we stood there looking at his picture and him being nervous as one of my chickens on harvesting chicken day. The mess bothers some folks. That's okay. Neatness scares me so we're even.
I guess the look on my face let him know what his architect had drawn up was nothing new or interesting. So he left me with instructions to think about it and that he was open for suggestions.
We talked this morning. I think we're gonna dance. He was a little tentative until I fibbed a bit and told him I'd talked to graphic design artist bud and he'd thought I'd out done myself.
I had talked to a bud. He is very graphic, he can be designing, and he really is an artist. And he thinks I've stretched a bit on this one.
Oh well put on your imagination. Bolt it down tight.
Think of seeing a galvanized metal wall with a ripply kind of top edge. The wall is twelve feet long, five feet high, and white limestone columns at each end not to regularly shaped.
The letters are cut out of copper plate. They are set out from the galvanized wall. In an irregular pattern behind the letters and sorta along the outline of the irregular shape of the top of the wall yours truly had taken a grinder and here and there removed the galvanized finish to let the rust out to run wild.
I'll muriatic acid the whole shebang before I take it out to install it. That way the letters will start to green up, the rust stains will (stain). And it will be the only one this side of town cause I've never seen one like it before. And like some folks the more it's in the weather the better it'll look.
Keep your fingers crossed for me. It would be fun and different. That's the criteria for me.